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    Default Takumi Tei at Epcot

    This new restaurant is one we reviewed recently for Attractions magazine, and it is one of our Top 2 Disney dining experiences to date. However, it is NOT a cheap restaurant in any sense (especially if you opt for the Omakase menu at $150/person or the private-dining Kaiseke experience). We can't link to our magazine article, but Scott Joseph recently sampled the Kaiseke option, and his review makes for interesting reading:

    https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/r...075-takumi-tei


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    It sounds amazing, but you can forget getting out of there in time for the fireworks.

    Quite what they'd make of my seafood allergy I don't know either.
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    The food looks and sounds incredible but I know, without having to experience it, that I'd have felt precisely as he did about the setting.

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    They handled my shellfish allergy well. We did the omakase experience, and Simon's amuse bouche included a seared scallop while mine was made with mushrooms. Absolutely delicious. Each course that included shellfish was replaced by something equally tantilising, and I never felt like I missed out on anything. In fact, it was interesting and enjoyable to see what they came up with in each instance.

    A thoroughly delightful meal, and one we'd repeat in a heartbeat--but for the price. It IS an expensive prospect. That said, you'll talk about it for years after, and that Japanese A-5 Waguy strip steak is an experience you'll remember forever. The bone marrow course was pretty astonishing, too.












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    Quote Originally Posted by UK Deb View Post
    The food looks and sounds incredible but I know, without having to experience it, that I'd have felt precisely as he did about the setting.
    I can see where he's coming from, but when we toured the restaurant I thought that room would be quite nice, IF the people you're with are all people you know and like. With strangers, I did feel it could get tight.












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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Veness View Post
    That said, you'll talk about it for years after, and that Japanese A-5 Waguy strip steak is an experience you'll remember forever. The bone marrow course was pretty astonishing, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Veness View Post
    This new restaurant is one we reviewed recently for Attractions magazine, and it is one of our Top 2 Disney dining experiences to date.
    So, what's the other one?

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    Monsieur Paul at the France pavilion. We were invited there for an ad hoc meal about 4-5 years ago (when it was fairly new) under Exec. Chef Francesco Santin, and the Chef just served us a set meal of his own choosing that was simply out of this world.

    I can't seem to find the photos we took at the time (as we were also writing it up for Attractions magazine), but maybe Susan can...

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    I'll get right on that. I've got LOADS of spare time!

    I'll take a look in my files when I get a chance. I think I do have some.












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    Got it! I can't remember what each item was, but they're fairly self-explanatory. This meal was off-menu.

    Scallop in foam:




    If I recall correctly, this was a soup en cruote. Mushroom, maybe?


    This is a savory dish, though it looks like it's dessert:




















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